Education

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Undergraduate Programs

Education Minor

The education minor accommodates

  • students preparing to assume professional roles in education, and
  • students interested in learning about education for their own sake.

Courses offered through the education department and the Adam Institute for Urban Teaching and School Practice build on and extend undergraduate work in the liberal arts.

Any six education courses constitutes a minor in education.  Please contact departmental program coordinator Monique Austin at 508-793-7685, or maustin@clarku.edu for more information.

Preparing for a grades 1-12 teaching career

Clark undergraduates interested in a teaching career are encouraged to apply for the 5th-year-free Accelerated B.A./M.A.T. program. (Those who do not qualify for the accelerated program are also eligible to apply directly to the M.A.T. Program.) A minor in education is NOT required in order to apply.

In completing the M.A.T. program, students qualify to apply for the Initial (second) level of Massachusetts Teacher Licensure. Learn more about the stages of teacher licensure in Massachusetts.

Students in the sciences or mathematics may also be interested in learning about internship and scholarship opportunities for prospective mathematics and science teachers under the Noyce Undergraduate Scholarship Program.

Human Services and School Psychology Sequences

Through the education department, Clark offers two course sequences for students interested in a career in human services or school psychology.

Human Services Sequence
This four-course sequence is designed for students interested in pursuing a career and/or graduate degree in education and the helping professions. Students will have course work and field experience dealing with diverse groups including children, families and the aged in settings which include schools, the court system, mental health agencies and institutions. Students will acquire skills through a balance of study and applied field work. Work in the Worcester area will serve to integrate material from the sequence.

Fulfilling the requirements of these four courses constitutes completion of this sequence:

EDUC 155 Education and Social Policy
EDUC 194 Field Experience I
EDUC 195 Field Experience II
EDUC 269 The Skilled Helper

School Psychology Sequence
This four-unit sequence provides intensive first-level training for students in the junior and senior years considering advanced graduate work in school psychology and related professional fields. Students are required to complete a two-semester placement for 10 hours a week under the supervision of a school counselor, social worker or psychologist.

Fulfilling the requirements of these three courses constitutes completion of this sequence:

EDUC 266 Analysis of Individual Ability and Style
EDUC 268 Section 1: Psychoeducational Methods(Semester 1)
EDUC 268 Section 2: Psychoeducational Methods (Semester 2)